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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Horror film legend Wes Craven dies at 76

Wes Craven, the director of iconic horror films such as "Scream" and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, died Sunday aged 76, his family said.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 31/08/2015 05:42

    ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

    Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

  • 31/08/2015 05:27

    EU must defend migrants' 'dignity' say leaders ahead of talks

    European Union leaders called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.

  • 31/08/2015 05:13

    A year on, Yazidis so close yet so far from Iraq hub

    Jihadists occupying the Iraqi town of Sinjar are so close that Kurdish fighters can watch them without binoculars and battles are often fought with hand grenades.

  • 31/08/2015 03:58

    French sailors end Calais port blockade

    Protesting French seamen ended their blockade of the northern port of Calais in the early hours of Monday, after stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.

  • 31/08/2015 03:54

    Australia urges more European nations to join IS air strikes

    Australia on Monday urged more European nations to begin air strikes against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as a way of tackling the escalating refugee crisis gripping the continent.

  • 31/08/2015 01:52

    Dixon pips Montoya to IndyCar crown

    New Zealand's Scott Dixon snatched his fourth IndyCar Series Championship with a dramatic victory in the season-ending Grand Prix of Sonoma in California on Sunday as Juan Pablo Montoya's title dreams ended in disappointment.

  • 31/08/2015 00:34

    Day powers to victory in the Barclays

    Jason Day romped to a six-stroke victory in the Barclays on Sunday to seize the lead in the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff chase.

  • 30/08/2015 23:59

    Roma stun Juve as Chievo crush Lazio

    Juventus's early season woes continued on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat to scudetto rivals Roma as Chievo went top of Serie A with a resounding 4-0 win over Lazio.

  • 30/08/2015 23:55

    Sharapova withdraws from US Open with leg injury

    Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open with a right leg injury, easing the path to a calendar-year Grand Slam for top-ranked Serena Williams.

  • 30/08/2015 23:06

    Rivals, men's stars want to see Serena Slam sweep

    Serena Williams' historic quest for a calendar year Grand Slam and 22nd major singles title has captivated both rivals and men's stars who have flirted with four consecutive Slam titles.

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